A.D. 972 x 992 (? 985). Oswald, archbishop, to Ælfsige, his cliens; lease, for three lives, of a messuage (curta) and a croft in Worcester, with reversion to the bishopric. Latin with English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, ff. 74v-75r (s. xi 1)


Hearne, Heming, p. 158; K, 679


Dyer and Clarke 1969, p. 29, on topography; Finberg, ECWM, no. 316, authentic; Finberg 1972, p. 521; Sawyer 1975, p. 87, dates 985; Hooke 1980, p. 48, on Worcester croft; Hooke 1990, p. 154; Whybra 1990, p. 54; Baker and Holt 1996, p. 137; King 1996, p. 114

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    • Old English only Eac we writa∂ him ˇone croft into ˇæm hagan ˇe is be eastan Wulfsiges crofte ˇæt he hæbbe hit swa rum to boclonde swa he ær hæfde to lænlonde. Dis is agan twegera manna dæg, and ˇa nam Ealdulf hit and sealde ˇam ˇe he wolde to earnignclande.